Gregory Kuhn


Assistant Director
Phone: (815) 753-2789

Gregory T. Kuhn, PhD, is Assistant Director of Public Management and Training at CGS. He has been a part of CGS for 17 years of his 39 year career, returning in 2016. Prior to returning, Greg served as Director of Government Consulting for four years with a Chicago-Naperville based private sector firm.

His areas of responsibility include leading the Center’s governmental public management technical assistance and training programs and activities. Work includes strategic planning; public management methods and approaches review and assistance; organizational structure and staffing analyses, public policy analysis, and other governmental data analysis. Other work includes customized organizational development and training including coordinating/leading CGS’ Civic Leadership Academy (CLA); governance reviews and executive role design.

According to Greg, the most important things for people to know about CGS, are: 1. For over 40 years, we have been and remain dedicated to advancing the capacity, skills, abilities and results of governments and not-for-profits in our region and across the state and Midwest; and 2. We serve as an accessible and collaborative bridge between our region’s communities, governments and not-for-profits and the knowledge, skills and resources of NIU.

Greg's roots are still in his family farm near Grand Ridge, IL, about 55 miles south of DeKalb. He is an NIU alum for both graduate degrees (MPA and PhD), has a daughter who is an NIU alum, and has six cousins who are NIU alums at the grad or undergrad level.